Homemade Quick Gnocchi
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Delicious Homemade Quick Gnocchi that uses instant mashed potatoes and comes together much quicker and easier than traditional Gnocchi. Serve these soft, pasta pillows with your favorite tomato sauce!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 cup organic potato flakes (note: also known as dehydrated potato or instant mashed potatoes)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup white flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place potato flakes and boiling water into a medium-size bowl. Stir with a fork until combined. Cover and leave to cool in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add ½ of the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper to the potato mixture. Using your hands, combine the instant mashed potatoes with the flour. Add in the rest of the flour until a fairly stiff (and non sticky) dough is formed. You might not need all the flour and you might need a little bit more depending on the brand of potato flakes you used (*I used 1 scant cup of flour). If your dough is too dry and scraggly add a couple of drops of water. Lightly knead the dough for about a minute into a ball. Cover and leave the dough ball to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Boil a large pot of salted water while preparing the gnocchi. Divide the dough into two. With the palms of your hands, shape each half of the dough into a long thin roll (about the thickness of your finger). With a knife, cut the gnocchi into bite size pieces (1.5 cm/ ½ inch wide). See photo of gnocchi for reference.
  4. Once the water has come to a rapid boil, place a few of the gnocchi into the boiling water. After about 60 - 90 seconds the gnocchi will rise to the top of the pot, remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon until all the gnocchi are cooked. Serve warm with your favorite pasta sauce.
Gnocchi can be easily, doubled, tripled etc. based on how many people you are serving!
Recipe by Ceara's Kitchen at https://www.cearaskitchen.com/homemade-quick-gnocchi/